BOWLING GREEN, Ky (WBKO) -- A school assembly became a major surprise for one Bowling Green educator.
The Freshman Principal at Bowling Green High School, William King, was a national winner of the Milken Educator Award. This is one of education's most prestigious awards and is considered the "Oscars" of teaching.
Teachers aren't nominated for this award, and no one else can nominate an individual. The Milken foundation finds the teacher on it's own. The award comes with a “no strings attached “cash prize of $25,000.
"We have such an amazing faculty, so I was thinking of all the teachers that could receive this award. When they were about to announce it, I thought of particular teachers. So, when she said my name, I was thinking surely she made a mistake. But, it really is a blessing," said William King, Bowling Green High Freshman Principal.
This recognition is not a lifetime achievement award. Recipients are selected, in early to mid-career, for what they have achieve and for what they will accomplish.